I took one year off after school in order to have a second child. I had my first while in nursing school. The last time I had a job was in 2008. Since then I have earned a bachelors and had two children. I have been looking for one month and it is very discouraging. The only response I have gotten is rejection e-mails. I went to a great school, but have very little experience and now I have a 5 year gap in work history and I am an old new grad. I am starting to worry about ever finding employment. I'm thinking about joining the military, but it will kill me to be away from my children. I just wondered if anyone has any success stories about taking time off and still landing a job. Or any advise to make myself more marketable. Or any ideas where to apply. I live northwest of Houston,tx and willing to commute to Houston or surrounding areas.